Support Resources

Coping effectively with grief “is not the process of forgetting, it is the process of remembering with less pain and more joy.”    Author Unknown

How Will I Know?– a resource to help you determine when is the right time to say goodbye to your loved one from Ohio State University’s Honoring the Bond program.

Quality of Life Scales

Companion_Gardner_Assessing Quality_2020

Vet Social Work Quality of Life Scale

Support Group

Fetch A Cure Pet Loss Support Group – In Person at their Richmond, VA location

Online Support Group – provides online chat-rooms/pet loss support group, and a support group for anticipatory grief when euthanasia or death has not yet happened.

Pet Loss Websitessleeping-final

Veterinary Wisdom

Support Hotlines

Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline: (508) 839-7966

Lap of Love Pet Loss Resource Line (855) 352-5683

ASPCA National Pet Loss Help Line
1(877) 474-3310
Free nationwide consultation to bereaved animal owners on a 24 hour basis.

Companion Animal Listening Line
(614) 292-1823
Staffed by Ohio State University Veterinary students M-Fri  6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Sat and Sun 10 – 4 p.m.


VCU Center for Human-Animal Interaction
(804) 827-PAWS


When Your Pet Dies; A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing, Alan D. Wolfelt Ph.D

Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping, Marty Tousley


If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, self-harm or harming others, please call 988 or 1-800-273-8255 or visit